Associate, Software Development & DevOps (Java / Python)
Description About this role
Are you interested in building innovative technology that shapes the financial markets? Do you like working at the speed of a startup, and tackling some of the world's most exciting challenges? Do you want to work with, and learn from, hands-on leaders in technology and finance?
At BlackRock, Engineers like to innovate and solve complex problems. We recognize that strength comes from diversity, and will embrace your unique skills, curiosity, and passion while giving you the opportunity to grow technically and as an individual.
We invest and protect over $7 trillion (USD) of assets and have an outstanding responsibility to our clients all over the world. Our technology empowers millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.
Being a technologist at BlackRock means you get the best of both worlds: working for one of the most advanced financial companies and being part of a software development team responsible for next generation technology and solutions.
This role will be responsible for all aspects of software development, testing and ensuring compatibility with enterprise and solutions architecture by harnessing modern development technologies Your Team:
The Alpha Gen Technology group (AGT) helps BlackRock investment teams deliver market leading performance (alpha) to their clients. We work with investment researchers to develop predictive signals and strategies that are traded on BlackRock hedge funds and other active portfolios. The services we provide range from: quantitative library development, model engineering, alpha platform development and investment technology R&D. People in the team are based in London, Budapest, Mumbai, San Francisco and Sydney. AGT's Investment partners include Active Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset Strategies, Sustainability Strategies, and the Risk and Quantitative Analytics Team. AGT is part of BlackRock's Aladdin Product Group (APG). Aladdin is an investment platform as a service that is used to manage more than $15 trillion by clients of Aladdin. Your role and impact:
AGT DevOps, part of wider AGT team, based in Mumbai works closely with researchers and data engineers to ensure the smooth running of Alpha Gen processes in production. To achieve that the team understands well these processes, the data they use, the architecture they run on and their stakeholders in AGT Alpha Gen and Investor teams. Adopting and incorporating new major enhancements into existing process is another capability that defines the team's success Your responsibilities:
Develop and maintain AlphaGen platform with a focus on reducing production issues and streamlining of processes.
Help build the next generation of the leading world class investment platform
Contribute to team's work queue working with developers, users and leads
Apply quality software engineering practices through all phases of development and into production
Collaborate with team members in a multi-office, multi-country environment.
Implement processes to automate and streamline development, support and technical management
What will you learn on the job?
4 - 7 years of strong background in the software engineering in any languages like Python, Java, Matlab etc.
B.E./ B.Tech or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline
An interest in finance, investment or quantitative processes
Some experience with SQL or unstructured data
Experience with Cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure is a plus
Good interpersonal skills
Our most important asset - People!!
A good understanding of hedge fund strategies and signals that drive them
Build platform that enables alpha generation at scale
Aladdin - the investment platform that manages over $15 Trillion of the global assets.
Opportunity to apply machine learning and data science technology to alpha generation
We're keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills.
We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about the opportunity and even if you are not 100% sure... we'd love to hear from you !!! Our benefits
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about. About BlackRock
At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.
This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.
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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
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